Thursday, August 13, 2009

Interested in purchasing????

If you are interested in purchasing any of these lovely items, please contact me at

Happy Jewelry Making!!!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Jewelry that I have made and some for sale!!!!

This is a nice simple necklace, it is made with a black gun-metal chain and I used black gun-metal headpins to hold the yellow and white glass beads.

This is made with very thin silver wire that I had strung light greenseed beads on. I took another silver piece of wire and strung larger green beads on it and then twisted the wire around the beads. I then took a 3rd piece of silver wire and strung clear green beads and done the same thing... I strung the beads and then wrapped the wire around the beads. This was a fun necklace to make. I have never wore it.. but it is beautiful.
These are simple silver beads that I put on a headpin and then attached to an earring clasp. Very simple and basic and easy to make but yet they are very cute!!!
These are for sale: $6.00 + $2.00 shipping.

This is a very beautiful necklace that I made a few years ago. This necklace is made of heavy metal beads. This picture does not do it justice, but it is different shades of blue and bronze colored beads. I used a stronger wire to make this necklace. I then used headpins to attach the hanging beads to the necklace. Headpins are very useful when wanting to add a little shape to your necklaces. Very Nice!!!

This bracelet is for sale. I used coated wire to make this bracelet. The green beads are glass and after stringing the beads on the wire, I took thin silver headpins and twisted them between the beads and made a loop around the wire of the bracelet and then twisted the extra headpin around the length of the headpin to make design around the headpin shaft. Very sweet bracelet.
This item is for sale: $15.00 + $2.50 shipping.

This is a beautiful set of pearl earrings that I made with headpins that I cut the end off of. I took a piece of silver chain necklace and put the headpins through it and then put a pearl on one end and a seed bead on the other.
These are for sale: $15.00 + $2.00 shipping

This is another set of beautiful earring that I made on silver chain and I took wire and twisted it and hooked those wire loops onto the chain. I have used blue pearl beads and stone beads to accent these earrings. I have also made a matching necklace and bracelet.
These earring are for sale: $18.00 + $2.00 shipping

This is a basic bracelet that I made. I bought the silver open metal and placed a blue bead in the middle. I then took a piece of silver wire and threaded through the metal piece and then put a blue bead on each end and then twisted a loop and attached each section.
This item is for sale: $10.00 + $2.00 shipping.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jewelry Talk........

Let's talk jewelry.....I make many types of jewelry. Such as delicate seed bead purses, wire jewelry, threaded jewlery, and chain jewelry. I like working with the different types of wire and twisting it along with beads. I will attach some of my work. I will also post some my jewelry for sale and I will also sell some of my beads that I have purchased over the years.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Other Beads That Can Be Used.....

By making this simple necklace, you can use any type of beads. Below are a few pictures of different types of beads and sizes.

Simple Wire Necklace

This is a very simple necklace to make.

Items needed are :

Jewelry pliers
Beads of your choice
Soft flex beading wire
Crimps (gold or silver)
Wire Cutting tool

First you are going to take your crimp and place that on the wire. Next you will add your beads of choice. Then you place a second crimp at the end of your beads.
After adding your beads and crimps, use your jewelry pliers to press the crimp tight against the wire.

You can space your beads and crimps as far away from each other as you choose. As you see in the first picture, I have spaced them about 2 inches apart. It is really up to you.

When you are done placing your beads on the wire, you are now ready to add your clasp. Place a crimp on the wire first. Next place your clasp on the wire. Then you make a loop in your wire and place the end of the wire through the crimp. Press your crimp tight against the wire. This will make a secure loop for your clasp.

On the other end of your wire, place a crimp on the wire and make a loop. Place that wire through the crimp. Press the crimp tight against the wire to secure your loop.
Ok, now your simple necklace is finished.